Are You As Prepared As You Should Be for an Emergency?

LIFESTYLE

Teresa M.

5 Min Quiz

Who do you have listed as your emergency contact?

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Do you know CPR?

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Which pantry item do you have the most of?

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How would your friends describe your preparedness level?

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If you were involved in a fender bender, what is the first thing you would do?

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Which medical supply do you keep on hand for emergencies?

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Do you remain calm in the face of crisis?

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Which natural disaster are you most prepared to deal with?

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If your car became stuck in the snow, how would you get it out?

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When you are stressed, how do you calm yourself down?

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Would your significant other say you are reliable?

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Do you stock up on necessities?

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Which situation would make you call the police?

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How self-sufficient do you think you are?

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Which precaution do you take when you are traveling?

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Which weapon would you choose to use during a zombie apocalypse?

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If you had a medical emergency, who would you call first?

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Which "Friends" character are you most like in crisis situations?

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If you cut your finger badly, what would you do?

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What do you do when you see flashing light in your rearview mirror?

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If you discovered a lost child, what would you do?

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Do you carry anything for emergencies in your bag?

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Do you feel like you are prepared to handle an emergency situation?

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When is the last time you handled a true emergency?

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Which ailment might send you to the emergency room?

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Does your family have an emergency plan in place?

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Have you saved money for emergencies?

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Do you know how to grow your own food?

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What is the first thing you would do in a power outage?

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How does your gas gauge read right now?

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About This Quiz

You can't plan for everything! Or can you? While some of us might not be prepared to handle a shaving cut, others of us could survive a complete power grid failure for a few decades. If you've always wondered what your level of emergency preparedness really looks like, this is the quiz for you! Find out where your strengths and your weaknesses lie so that you can be ready for the next catastrophe. 

During this quiz, emergencies can be defined as anything from a zombie apocalypse to having a flat tire. There are so many variables that can go wrong in life that dwelling on them would inevitably create paranoia. As long as you promise to answer truthfully, we promise not to be all doom and gloom for the whole quiz. In fact, we think you will find our witty way of dealing with the worst possibilities to be the kind of comic genius you will be talking about in your doomsday bunker!

Come hell or high water, monsoon or earthquake, we want to help you find out how you can be most prepared for the unexpected. The only way to do that is to find out how prepared you are right now. Don't waste time! The next disaster could be right outside your door!



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